Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking in Health Care Settings: A New Training from MDH Safe Harbor
Human trafficking survivors experience trauma and have unique needs in health care settings. A new online course from the Minnesota Department of Health Safe Harbor Program, Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking in Health Care Settings, teaches heath care professionals how to identify survivors of human trafficking and provide trauma-responsive care.
The training is ideal for health care professionals working in many settings, including emergency room departments, community clinics, and other health care settings. It was created with input from healthcare providers and subject matter experts.
The course consists of six consecutive modules, each around 15 minutes or less, and can be completed on your own time. While all modules should be completed in order, they do not need to be completed all at once. The course is free.
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Access the training through the MDH eLearning center. Once logged in, use the search feature to search for the training.
- Overview and Dynamics of Trafficking and Exploitation.
- Indicators of Trafficking and Exploitation
- Assessment of Survivors of Trafficking
- Survivor-Informed Response for Health Care Providers with Coaching Companion
- Services, Resources, and Considerations
- ICD-10-CM Coding
This training will help participants understand the dynamics of human trafficking, recognize the signs of human trafficking, and support survivors in receiving health care. They will also be introduced to human trafficking survivor resources and the importance of coding human trafficking cases.
Caroline Palmer, JD (she/her/hers)
Safe Harbor Director | Violence Prevention Programs Unit
Injury & Violence Prevention Section
Minnesota Department of Health
Office: 651-201-5492 | Mobile: 612-978-1936
Golden Rule Building
85 E. 7th Pl.
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882